Electrifying surprise at the ID. Meeting in Locarno: In Ticino, Volkswagen is presenting the ID. XTREME is presenting an extraordinary off-road study that will arouse enthusiasm among the numerous e-mobility enthusiasts. The all-electric concept vehicle with all-wheel drive is based on the ID.4 GTX and combines the strengths of a modern SUV with the adventurous spirit of a robust off-roader.
Maximum emotional and adventurous – that’s what the ID. XTREME. The concept vehicle was created in Technical Development at Volkswagen in the team led by Andreas Reckewerth (Head of Total Vehicle MEB). “The modular electric drive system (MEB) has enormous technical potential,” says Silke Bagschik, head of the MEB series. “For many of our customers, the vehicle is far more than just a means of transportation. With the ID. XTREME, we’re taking VW’s electromobility to a new level of performance.” The result of the project is a unique off-roader that impresses with its robust appearance and great performance. A performance drive on the rear axle and software adjustments to the drive control unit increase the system performance of the concept vehicle by 65 kW to 285 kW compared to the ID.4 GTX – i.e. by almost 30 percent. “The ID. XTREME is designed by enthusiasts at Volkswagen for ID. Enthusiasts made here in Locarno. We are curious to see how electromobility fans will react to the vehicle. Based on the feedback from our community, we will decide how to proceed with the project,” adds Silke Bagschik.
From the outside, too, the VW ID. XTREME that it is prepared for every off-road adventure. A raised rally chassis, 18-inch off-road wheels, a modified crash carrier with an additional front bumper and fenders that are 50 millimeters wider, which were manufactured using 3D printing, give the study an authentic off-road look. The roof rack with additional LED lighting and the completely closed aluminum underbody equip the all-electric all-wheel drive vehicle for trips off the beaten track.
Acoustically, the ID. XTREME has another special feature to offer: The driving noise was specially developed for the concept vehicle together with Volkswagen Design and is emitted to the outside via a sound generator in the wheel housing. In the interior, the study impresses with various highlights, including numerous Alcantara applications, a modified seat system and elements in the accent color orange. And the ID. XTREME anyway: A disused test vehicle from series development and a used 82 kWh battery were used as the basis for the concept vehicle.
Volkswagen presents the ID. XTREME with the ID. Meeting in Locarno for the first time to the public. The event by and for fans of electromobility is taking place for the second time this year and could become a green and sustainable meeting for electromobility, based on the model of the GTI meeting at Lake Wörthersee. This year, from September 6th to 10th, ID. Enthusiasts from all over Europe meet on the shores of Lake Maggiore to exchange experiences about electromobility.
That of private members of the ID. Drivers Club initiated and organized ID. Meeting is supported by Volkswagen as part of its commitment to the way to ZERO. For this purpose, the Volkswagen team of the ID. Drivers Club with other experts from the company on site and provide insights into the current developments in the field of sustainable mobility. In addition to the ID. XTREME, Volkswagen is presenting other models from the ID. Family.
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